Country Hour New South Wales
NSW Country Hour for Monday 21 July, 201407/21/14
China has announced it will lift the ban on Brazilian beef, imposed after a case of mad cow disease in 2012. While the ban was in place, Brazil found it could still export beef into Hong Kong, a trade which grew to be worth $1.5 billion a year.
NSW Country Hour for Friday, 18 July 2014
Many farmers, and particularly big rural businesses, were not fans of the carbon tax and so it was no surprise that many were applauding yesterday's Senate vote that finally saw it abolished. But not everyone shares that view, and the cost savings are...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 17 July, 2014
The Department of Primary Industries' latest New South Wales seasonal update shows more rainfall is needed over the next two months for winter crop growth, particularly in the north of the state. The seasonal conditions report shows rainfall has been...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 16 July, 2014
RSPCA New South Wales has flatly rejected any suggestion the organisation is biased or using the brand to drive an animal rights agenda. "That could not be any further from the truth. We are not an animal rights organisation," RSPCA NSW CEO Steve...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 15 July, 2014
The NSW Farmers Association Annual conference is on this week debating issues like Coal seam gas, the right to farm and problems in grain trading.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 14 July, 2014
As an historian, Professor Bill Gammage has studied written and visual records, from the history of the Australian landscape and he says it's clear to him that Aboriginal people had developed a complex and sophisticated suite of tools, to keep their...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 11 July, 2014
Fishing reforms in New South Wales now seem highly unlikely to be in place until after the next election. And the Australian Workers Union says the video footage showing shearers abusing sheep highlights the problem of drug use in the shearing...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 10 July, 2014
Animal rights group PETA has renewed its attack on the Australian wool industry, this time releasing a video showing abuse of sheep in shearing sheds. The footage, obtained by hidden cameras and released on YouTube, shows shearers punching, kicking...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 9 July, 2014
New South Wales farmers can now access round two of the Commonwealth's Farm Finance low interest loan scheme worth $30 million.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday July 8, 2014
The signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan today follows on from more than half a century of investment in Australia's mining industry.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 7 July, 2014
The newly sworn-in Liberal Democrat Senator, David Leyonhjelm, says he doesn't see any value in setting up a national register for foreign ownership of Australian farmland. There is currently no national database tracking sales of land and water to...
Country Hour Thursday 3rd July 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today why irrigators think Needles Gap is not the ideal site for a new dam, farmers near Walgett and Lightning Ridge call for a natural disaster declaration due to the drought, Primo announce a $40m expansion in Scone, plus...
Country Hour for Wednesday 2nd July 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today, a new juice factory set up by growers, zero allocations mean some growers may not be able to produce a crop, the lengths Holbrook has gone to pull a crowd after the bypass went in, plus livestock markets and weather...
Country Hour for Tuesday 1st July 2014
On the NSW Country Hour, water allocations announced for irrigators in NSW and it's not too bad in the south, zero allocation in the north. We talk to the NSW Office of Water, irrigators around the state, and a water broker. Plus the weather...
Country Hour for Monday 30th June 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today the impact of rising energy prices on farmers and food processors, ways of cutting energy use on farm, why gas prices may go up further, plus markets and weather information.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 27 June, 2014
Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation has purchased an 80 per cent stake in Olam Grain Australia for US$64 million. The deal between Mitsubishi and Olam will boost grain handling competition on the eastern seaboard, according to Olam's...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 26 June, 2014
The NSW Government has announced it will honour its commitment to help drought affected communities, and accept all applications received for the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate for work completed on or before 30 June 2014. This follows...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 25 June 2014
The weather bureau's long-term outlook for the next three months is predicting warmer and drier conditions, for much of Australia. Despite a cold snap in the south-east of Australia this week, with hail and snow in some parts, the Bureau of...
Country Hour for Tuesday 24 June 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today, animal welfare issues, especially in the pork industry, merino sire evaluation results, the NSW Government agreement to buy back $8.5m of high quality wood from Boral, plus livestock markets and weather information.
NSW Country Hour Monday 23 June, 2014
The Australian Veterinary Association warns that Hendra virus symptoms can vary widely, and horse owners and vets need to be vigilant.
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